• Chris' Story
    12 Jun 2013

    When landscape gardener Chris went out to meet up with friends for a drink one night 20 years ago, he didn’t realize that it was a journey that would change his life. On the way there, a drunk driver ran into him head on. Chris was thrown into the windshield, bashing his head on the steering wheel on the way through. While he recovered quickly from the physical injuries, he believes the accident was the start of a lifetime of tinnitus. Chris tells his story:

  • Russell's Story
    12 Feb 2011

    I was first aware of having tinnitus when I was about 14, about 30 years ago. I thought everyone had it, that it was part of growing up. Yes it bothered me, it was horrible, but I just lived with it.

  • Janet's Story
    05 Jun 2012

    I love my job as a first grade teacher. In thirty seconds, my life changed when I had a headache that was unbelievable. Two days later, I found out that I had a sudden hearing loss in the right ear and then the ringing. That loud, annoying ringing in my ears was so hard to take. The doctor put me on steroids and then told me to live with the ringing. I couldn’t stand it. I saw a tinnitus specialist and she suggested Neuromonics. I had to do something.

  • Michael's Story
    05 Jan 2011

    Michael had always been cautious about his hearing. As a hunter he was aware of the dangers of hearing loss and took more precautions than most to protect himself. But an accident no-one could have anticipated led to the onset of tinnitus and a desperate search for relief.

  • Simon's Story
    03 May 2012

    The tinnitus came first. I was in my last year of high school when I first noticed it, just a high pitched noise that came and went. I didn’t know what caused it, I didn’t go to rock concerts or night clubs and I was never near any kind of noisy machinery as a child. At first, I didn’t go to the doctor because it wasn’t so bad at that time.

  • Emma's Story
    01 Jun 2012

    A graphic designer, Emma had been living with tinnitus for five or six years before she woke up one morning to find the noise had escalated out of control. This marked the beginning of what Emma terms her "quest" for a cure.